An ambitious new mixed-use, transit-oriented development just ten miles west of Midtown Manhattan will incorporate a variety of green design features and aim for LEED certification from USGBC.
The Smart City: Hoboken lab is a new three-year, collaborative research effort that will aim to analyze and distribute real-time data in order to improve the urban condition.
One way to promote funding for crucial, large-scale public infrastructure projects while avoiding the politically charged atmosphere surrounding climate change is for government to present its threats in the context of insufficient and aging infrastructure as a matter of national security
A federal lawsuit alleging over $700,000 in fraud arising out of the sale of New Jersey solar renewable energy certificates by a North Jersey solar power provider to a New York-based hedge fund has settled, but highlights the ongoing pricing turmoil in the renewable energy markets.
The hospitality industry’s global green building leader has added the Garden State to its list of locations where guests can book rooms in a LEED-certified Element hotel.
Sure, he looks nice enough, but Chris Christie sure seemed eager to kill a big, necessary and very green infrastructure project a couple weeks ago. He may — may — be reconsidering.
From tax breaks to efficiency savings to energy credit sales, several solar-equipped Jersey developments are getting way more from their panels than mere energy.
New Jersey real estate mega-developers are notably less mega- than those across the Hudson. But Hartz Mountain Industries, the bona fide Jersey mega-developer behind the lovely Meadowlands Expo seen here, is indeed big time. And they’re going green, big time.
Opposition to pending LEED-driven legislation in the Garden State by the New Jersey Building Materials Dealers Association suggests an increase in the level of scrutiny for state- and local-level green building regulations in 2010.
Local banks still exist, but are increasingly the sort of thing grandparents talk about walking past on their way uphill to school (and then again, on the uphill home) back in the old days. The tellers knew your name, the locations were convenient, there were no grandiose jerkweeds in a back room tranching and re-tranching your mortgage, then making trillions of dollars worth of bets on whether or not you’d pay it back, and then going out for steak and yelling profanities at each other. Commerce Bank was one such nice-guy local bank — except for the unfeasible dual-uphill-location thing — before it was purchased by Canadian banking giant TD Banknorth back in 2007. As so often happens with your bigger banks, TD Bank went about alienating New Jerseyans (admittedly, not difficult) by acting like a Canadian Banking Giant. It will take more than some solar-enhanced drive-throughs and a bunch of carbon offsets to win back Jersey — we’re like that — but TD Bank’s recent announcement that it plans to go carbon neutral at least is a sign that the erstwhile Canadian Banking Giant is dedicated to being a Responsible Canadian Banking Giant.